New Year’s Day tragedy as little boy DIES after wandering away from home in remote Northern Territory desert
- Young boy died after wandering from his home in remote Northern Territory
- Family searched for several hours before alerting police to disappearance
- Police joined the search on Friday night before finding boy on Saturday morning
A young boy has died shortly after wandering from his home in the Northern Territory.
Police went searching for the boy after he was reported missing from his home in a remote community southwest of Alice Springs on New Years Eve on Friday.
His family searched for the child for several hours before alerting police.
A young boy has been found dead after wandering from his home in the remote Northern Territory
Acting Commander Kirsten Engels said the search had come to a tragic end during the early hours of Saturday morning.
The boy was still alive when he was found, but he passed away a few hours later.
‘Tragically the child was found in the community early this morning and has subsequently passed away,’ he said.
‘Police are investigating and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
‘We request that the family’s privacy is respected at this time and offer our sincere condolences for their loss.’